Posts Tagged ‘drm’

Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity and The Crew will not be released on Steam in the UK

by Sai Mealingon 06/11/2014
It’s almost as if Ubisoft want the PC gaming community to hate them at times. After a botched Watch Dogs port earlier this year and some frankly insane system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubi have opted to take a further fifty shades of piss by announcing that their latest releases will not be available […]

Microsoft Making Changes to XboxOne

by TheWookieon 19/06/2013
Earlier this week I wrote a piece in response to leaked information which many of you read. ( Today I am happy to announce, I told you so. With a recent statement from the president of interactive entertainment of Microsoft, we are looking at XboxOne undergoing a major overhaul. Xbox heard us and is acting […]

EA to Discontinue Online Pass Program

by Phil_Matthewson 16/05/2013
Good news for gamers everywhere – EA has decided to stop it’s Online Pass program, a controversial form of DRM. For the last 3 years the number of games requiring an online pass has increased as several publishers, including EA, have incorporated the system in order to deter consumers from buying second-hand copies of their […]

Yarr, Bootyful: Game Dev Tycoon developer gives pirates a taste of their own medicine

by Sai Mealingon 29/04/2013
With talk of always-on connectivity on the next generation Xbox console and the now ridiculous Digital Rights Management tactics employed by some PC game publishers, it is always refreshing to see a developer take a slightly different route to preventing their intellectual property falling foul of piracy. Recently, indie developer and publisher Greenheart Games released Game Dev […]

Digital Property Rights and Ownership; How Far Is Too Far?

by Matt_Walklateon 07/04/2013
With the recent release of Sim City now being widely recognised as the worst release of any AAA game, there is understandably a lot of anger in the community at the moment. A month has gone by since the game’s US release, and complaints about draconian DRM measures are only just beginning to dissipate. But […]